R package development


This hands-on workshop will allow you to transform a bunch of R functions into an R package. You’ll also learn how to make it usable and used! We’ll assume you can write functions, and a basic familiarity with Git & GitHub.

Here is what we’ll learn:

  • Why develop a package?

  • What is in a package?

  • devtools workflow to create a package

  • Automatic tools for improving a package, from R CMD Check to linting

  • Creating a slick documentation website with pkgdown

  • Why and how to have your package reviewed?

  • How to make your package famous or at least reach your audience?

  • Package analytics via CRAN logs and via the gh package.

Attendees should bring a laptop with the latest versions of R and RStudio installed. Also bring your experience and questions about packages!